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Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Get ready for new data protection rules
Following the government’s intention to introduce a new Data Protection Bill, businesses face new regulatory burdens in order to provide greater safeguards for individuals, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming Accountants. 21 Aug 2017 - Boating Business
Impressive growth
The boat sharing market here in the US has shown some impressive growth over the past two years. 15 Aug 2017 - Boating Business
How to work with a communications agency for a product launch
Whether launching a new product to market or updating existing product lines, successful and targeted communication at the right time with your key audiences is essential, writes Kate O'Sullivan. 10 Aug 2017 - Boating Business
A new debt collection process
A customer is not paying their bill and despite several polite requests you find yourself in position where you’re getting nowhere and the debt remains outstanding writes Adam Bernstein. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
David Barrow - Person Behind the Face
How I got into this industry… When I was 18, I was employed by the John Lewis Partnership and work was getting in the way of sailing. I applied for a job with Newton Crum Insurance. David, the owner, had through sheer hard work, developed a thriving business and he trained me as a claims investigator. He paid me little, brought me a good car though and worked me hard. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Change is in the air
At first glance, there would appear to be no similarity to the acquisition of Boats Group (YachtWorld, BoatTrader.com, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and Yacht Closer) formerly Dominion Marine Media by Apax Partners and the acquisition of West Marine by Monomoy Capital Partners. 20 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
How to maximise exhibitions using social media
If you’re exhibiting at a show, its important to have social media platforms and content schedules ready. Here’s a quick social media check list to help navigate your way to a productive show season, writes Kate O'Sullivan, MD at ADPR. 18 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
A boat that doubles as a hot tub
The Dutch have given us many great things and The HotTug is no exception. Designed by Frank de Bruijn, the HotTug is a boat that doubles up as a hot tub and will be coming to London later this summer. 05 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
GB win Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
While Sir Ben Ainslie and his team were unable to bring the Cup home, congratulations must go to the Land Rover BAR Academy that was crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup champions in the most dramatic of fashions, on the final day of racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound. 05 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
The world’s first smart street
Is this the world’s first smart street? Bird Street, in London's West End, has been transformed from an underused retail zone offshoot to a street that harnesses the latest technology including electricity and data generating and energy harvesting flooring. 05 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
In or out?
Are we in or are we out of Europe? It’s an interesting question and one that depending on which side of the fence you’re on will return a different answer. Whatever your view, Europe is beginning to wonder too, writes Adam Bernstein. 04 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Interest rates
With all the political noise and turmoil going on over here it’s easy to lose sight of an important issue when talking about boating; namely the economy. 02 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Post-election tax policies
The hung parliament has created uncertainty over the future of tax policy and the Brexit talks, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants. 02 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
How to get that five star review
If you need convincing on why third party review sites matter - research has revealed that 92% of customers use reviews from sites like Trip Advisor or Trust Pilot to help them make purchasing decisions. Trip Advisor alone reaches 350 million unique visitors a month and sees 200 new contributions added every minute. 02 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Networking
Networking events remain a mystery to me in our wonderful marine world. We are on the main, an industry of links and networks, where you don’t need five links to be connected to any one; its more like two or even one. We are a small industry doing great things after all. 26 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
International Boating Week hosted by Australia’s sunshine state
Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland, played host to International Boating Week, featuring some of the country’s leading marine events including the Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Conference (ASMEX), the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – and the IFBSO/ICOMIA Joint Congress. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Revision of contract
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group, which represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards, has launched the latest revision of its Standard Framework Contract. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
What to do when you receive an employment tribunal claim
If you receive an employment tribunal claim - an ET1 form - Mark Stevens, a solicitor at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, says the priority is to check the initial action required: “Employers have 28 days from receipt of the ET1 to respond to the claim by filing form ET3 with the appropriate employment tribunal. If you do not comply with the deadline, the employment tribunal may enter a default judgment against you,” writes Adam Bernstein. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Brexit is having an impact
The impact of Brexit is starting to be felt by some businesses if a report in the Independent (May 15) is to be believed. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Fishing is essential to our industry
The importance of fishing to our industry should not be overlooked. Some recent actions and numbers shed light on why it is so essential. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business